April 1986 in Music

Events in Music

  • 10th "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • 14th 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • 20th "Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances
  • 27th "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 8th Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • 9th Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
  • 27th Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer
  • 28th George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • 3rd Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • 8th Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967)
  • 10th Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 19th Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80
  • 23rd Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US composer, murdered at 81